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                                          |                                     |                              October 31, 2017
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2017 Data     |
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                                           Category 201:  SPECIALTY YARNS
                                         Data in Million $$$,    * I/P:    *   

                Calendar Years               Year-to-Date              Year-Endings                                YE  9/2017
   Country      2015       2016       9/2016     9/2017  % Change    9/2016     7/2017     8/2017     9/2017   % Change % Share


     WORLD     274.167    239.939    187.547    185.865     -0.90   248.315    238.472    236.122    238.257      -4.05  100.00

     MEXICO     58.740     59.321     47.096     39.080    -17.02    61.400     54.100     52.318     51.305     -16.44   21.53

     CHINA P    46.428     41.220     29.690     39.691     33.69    40.013     48.880     49.383     51.221      28.01   21.50

     CHINA T    40.782     38.118     29.760     30.178      1.40    39.613     40.450     39.066     38.535      -2.72   16.17

     PORTUGL    27.342     18.263     16.960     12.929    -23.77    20.568     14.716     14.395     14.232     -30.80    5.97

     FRANCE     11.591      9.521      7.372      7.314     -0.79    10.513      9.157      9.061      9.462      -9.99    3.97

     CANADA      9.258      8.414      6.332      5.833     -7.88     8.721      8.033      8.099      7.915      -9.25    3.32

     CZECH       5.998      2.449      1.603      6.415    300.28     2.201      5.891      6.515      7.262     229.86    3.05

     INDIA       7.068      6.404      4.537      4.595      1.26     5.993      6.100      6.203      6.462       7.82    2.71

     VIETNAM     9.351      6.573      5.051      4.515    -10.62     7.075      6.057      5.883      6.036     -14.69    2.53

     ITALY       7.017      4.921      3.634      4.189     15.28     5.125      5.382      5.485      5.476       6.84    2.30

     TURKEY      5.463      3.441      2.417      4.189     73.36     3.630      4.699      4.909      5.214      43.65    2.19

     KOR REP     4.560      3.437      2.516      2.660      5.73     3.720      3.419      3.329      3.581      -3.75    1.50

     THAILND     3.093      3.391      2.765      2.913      5.36     3.756      3.449      3.468      3.539      -5.78    1.49

     POLAND      1.040      3.858      2.486      1.944    -21.83     3.184      3.408      3.123      3.315       4.11    1.39

     ISRAEL      2.135      2.199      1.808      2.758     52.50     1.808      2.903      3.069      3.149      74.10    1.32

     GERMANY     3.691      3.304      2.751      2.376    -13.63     3.662      2.966      3.122      2.929     -20.02    1.23

     PHIL R      4.014      2.853      2.346      2.356      0.42     3.176      2.892      3.004      2.863      -9.88    1.20

     JAPAN       9.755      6.266      5.613      1.935    -65.53     7.931      2.874      2.654      2.588     -67.38    1.09

     C RICA      1.925      1.711      1.394      1.682     20.64     1.753      1.993      1.999      1.999      14.07    0.84

     INDNSIA     1.684      1.705      1.274      1.183     -7.14     1.677      1.635      1.601      1.614      -3.76    0.68

     U KING      2.307      1.535      1.289      1.179     -8.56     2.075      1.402      1.382      1.424     -31.35    0.60

     HUNGARY     1.418      2.527      2.084      0.621    -70.21     2.235      1.407      1.246      1.064     -52.42    0.45

     GUATMAL     2.201      1.544      1.460      0.624    -57.27     1.675      0.734      0.671      0.708     -57.70    0.30

     LATVIA      0.254      0.177      0.177      0.593    234.40     0.227      0.288      0.463      0.593     161.15    0.25

     HONDURA     1.090      0.545      0.448      0.320    -28.52     0.644      0.395      0.376      0.417     -35.33    0.17


     _WTO      274.073    239.850    187.486    185.865     -0.86   248.170    238.444    236.094    238.230      -4.01   99.99

     _OECD      82.124     63.508     50.663     51.283      1.22    67.234     62.607     62.774     64.128      -4.62   26.92

     _W HEMI    75.266     73.249     58.161     48.068    -17.36    76.197     66.154     64.223     63.155     -17.12   26.51

     _NAFTA     67.998     67.734     53.428     44.913    -15.94    70.121     62.132     60.417     59.219     -15.55   24.86

     _EU27      63.486     49.889     40.928     40.047     -2.15    52.740     47.701     48.069     49.008      -7.08   20.57

     _EU28      63.486     49.889     40.928     40.047     -2.15    52.740     47.701     48.069     49.008      -7.08   20.57

     _ASEAN     18.147     14.593     11.499     10.975     -4.55    15.747     14.103     14.000     14.069     -10.66    5.91

     _CAFTA      5.230      3.813      3.311      2.628    -20.64     4.081      3.127      3.050      3.129     -23.33    1.31